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Due to contemporary societal trends, social services are becoming more important in welfare state architecture than in the past. In the proposed article we deal with the question as to whether the development of selected Czech social services is following (dis)similar trends when compared to other EU countries.Zobrazit text

This article introduces readers to the application of three approaches from moral philosophy to ethical decision-making in social work. The Statement of Ethical Principles of the International Federation of Social Workers points out that social workers often encounter moral quandaries, some due to our function as both helpers and controllers. In addressing these ethical dilemmas, we are obliged to “take responsibility for making ethically informed decisions” and “be prepared to state the reasons” (IFSW, 2012: 5.10 and 5.11).Zobrazit text